Covert Action Information Bulletin #40 The Effect of U.S. Policy on Indigenous People
Cover: Capetown, South Africa, 1988. Credit: Guy Tillim/ Impact Visuals.
In This Issue
FBI Targets Arab Americansby Ann Talamus Using the Gulf War and fear of terrorism as a pretext, the FBI has launched a new offensive to harass Arab-Americans and threaten the civil rights of all citizens.
Two Decades of Federal Harassmentby Richard J. Arrington Richard Arrington has paid a heavy price to survive within the political system. The Mayor of Birmingham speaks out about his experiences with the Bureau and the Justice Department.
The Ordeal of Dhoruba bin-Wahadby Robert J. Boyle COINTELPRO destroyed the Black Panther Party, killing and jailing members with impunity. One of Hoover's prime targets, framed and incarcerated by the U.S. legal system, is finally free.
The Man Who Did Somethingby Terry Bisson The First Amendment is one thing. Actually exercising free speech, particularly for a dissident, is another. Mumia Abu-Jamal is a journalist who may pay with his life for his political principles.
Reconstruction's Second Demiseby William Kunstler One of the country's foremost defense lawyers reflects on institu- tionalized racism and the lack of political progress in the United States.
Media Images of South African Violenceby Ruth Tomaselli "Black on black violence" seems incomprehensible through the distorting lens of the corporate media. Up close, it looks like another facet of apartheid.
CIA Coup in Chad, 1982by Jean Dupuy Chad doesn't get much attention in the U.S. But that doesn't mean U.S. planners have not been interested, and working overtime to undermine moves toward political and economic independence.
Breathing Space for Africaby Jane Hunter Before the Gulf War, it appeared the 1990s would be the decade the U.S. would have free rein in Africa. The political deals cut for the war on Iraq could make Libya a major player in Africa's future.
Have Gun, Will Travelby Jane Hunter Hunter carefully tracks the shameful career of a mercenary who has killed for hire since the 1950s when he was a French soldier in Indochina. Now he may be working for Mobutu in Zaire.
UNITA's War on Angolaby Phillip W.D. Martin The CIA used war and economic sabotage against Angola but failed to overthrow the MPLA. Now, as in Nicaragua, it is seeking to impose its will through manipulation of the electoral process.
Greasing the Killing Machineby Prexy Nesbitt Even the State Department has condemned Pretoria's proxy war on Mozambique, but true believers in Reagan/Bush style "constructive engagement" are still helping to expedite the slaughter.
Disappearance in Ugandaby Anthony L. Kimery In 1988 a North Korean envoy to Uganda suddenly disappeared. Classified cables indicate the U.S. wanted information badly enough to risk relations with this friendly African nation.
Breaking with Dictatorshipby Fritz Longchamp & Worth Cooley-Prost With the historic election of Jean-Bert rand Aristide, Haiti has a chance for peace and democracy. Is this the end of the U.S.-back- ed Duvalierists and the murderous Tonton Macoutes?
Racism and Resistance in Panamaby Clarence Lusane One year after the invasion, Panama is an occupied country. U.S. troops patrol the streets. Institutionalized racism has returned, but popular resistance is rising.
Bush's Splendid Little Warby Michael Parenti The Ivy League oilman who rushed the country to war is no Rough Rider, but he's following a timeworn tradition. Nothing like a winnable war to take serious problems off the political agenda.
The Art of COINTELPROby Roz Payne Infiltration and disinformation are tools of secret police around the world. Here at home, the FBI used propaganda, terror and art to destroy a movement.
National Security Humorby Louis Wolf We live in a very bizarre world. Some evidence you might have overlooked.